July 11th, 2011 by akhila Leave a reply »

Ayurveda undoubtedly has acquired great importance in today’s world. Although this stream of medicine is getting popular there are many who want to refer good books on this form of medicine.

Listed are a few books written by well known authors. Please note these are the recommended books in English. There are many other books that are popular written in Sanskrit or Hindi (Indian languages). Meanwhile you can definitely have a look at these titles the next time you are a book store as AyurShop is recommending these books.

1)”Ayurveda – A Life of Balance: The Complete Guide to Ayurvedic Nutrition & Body Types with Recipes” – By Maya Tiwari

Publisher – Healing Arts Press, Pages – 368

The book has inclusions of a thorough profile of the seven body types and the foods best suited to each. The author is credited to be the first to include a complete discussion of the personality or psycho spiritual attributes of the Ayurvedic body types, as well as food charts, seasonal menus, and recommended daily routines for each type.

2)Ayurvedic Cooking for Self-Healing by Usha Lad and Dr. Vasant Lad, Publisher – Motilal Banarasidas

More than 100 delicious ayurvedic recipes are included in this book. Pages- 254

This is a cookbook and much more. In fact Ayurveda teaches that food plays a primary role in maintaining health. Dr. Vasant Lad and Usha Lad present authentic and tasty Ayurvedic recipes designed to promote vitality and well-being. Each recipe carefully balances the three individual constitutions – vata, pitta, and kapha. Everything from the common cold and skin problems to stabilizing blood sugar in diabetes, all using familiar household herbs, fruits and vegetables, the book gives a comprehensive solution in the form of cookbook

3)Principles of Ayurveda by Anne Green, Publisher- Thorsons Publication. Pages- 173

It is said that for a western reader Ayurveda as a science is overwhelming and confusing unless explained in the simplest terms. Anne Green very clearly and systematically introduces Ayurveda; India’s ancient healing system and sister science of yoga and tantra, in a western voice.

4)Yoga and Ayurveda ; Self–Healing and Self- Realization by David Frawley, Publisher – Lotus Press USA, Motilal Banarasidas, India. Pages- 350 pages

David Frawley is an American Hindu author who has published books on topics such as Hinduism Yoga and Ayurveda. This book introduces the different types of energy (such as the five pranas), subtle bodies (koshas), energy centres and pathways (chakras and nadis), energetic nectars (ojas and soma) and discusses the Ayurvedic view on diets, healing, herbs, yoga postures and meditation.

 5)Ayurvedic Healing for Women; A Guide to Vitality and Health– By Dr. Robert E Svoboda. Publisher – Healing Arts Press. Pages – 192

Ayurveda for Women explores in detail the landmark changes associated with the three stages of life–childhood, adulthood, and old age–and provides practical advice on exercise, sleep, diet, beauty care, meditation and massage, sex and relationships, childcare, menopause, and other issues central to women’s lives today. Simple to enact and profound in effect, Ayurveda could be the answer many women are seeking.

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